Sunday, January 19, 2014

Garage work

Alan has been spending most of his time turning the first two bays of the garage into his shop (when its not 2 degrees outside!)  The roof joist framing is complete.  There was some totally inadequate framing there before.  Some of the roof joists were pieces of siding!
Now they are all replaced, level, and sturdy enough to hold up the drywall for the ceiling.
The door into the 3rd bay tractor shed has been moved and reframed and he is working on swapping the position of the back door and window.
We will be making a back porch area that will provide an covered entrance into the house through the new back door in the garage.
The shared wall between the house and the garage is covered in roofing paper.  When Alan began removing some of it he found a ton of stink bugs, alive and dead.  This may explain why the one bedroom upstairs, which also shares this wall, has more stink bugs than anywhere in the house.  Hopefully; if we tear out all the roofing paper, we will make a dent in the stink bug population.

We also bought new lights for the front of the garage.  The old one was just a utilitarian socket with absolutely no decorative value.
We will have four repro onion lanterns and a post onion lantern.

Now we just need to change out the lights at the front door and on the post. They just scream 1970s.

Its dusk now and the lights are very pretty!

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